What is MIQLAT?

מִקְלָט miqlāṭ(Hebr.): “haven, refuge”

Miqlat.org is made possible by MIQLAT, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that seeks to be a refuge for Christians looking for serious biblical content and like-minded believers committed to being the Church. It seeks to be part of a solution to specific problems in the modern Christian experience, such as:

  • Scarcity of academic-but-accessible biblical-theological content in church;
  • Filtering the biblical text through denominational preferences and tradition;
  • Discouraging questions and approaches to Scripture that foster clear thinking about modern challenges to a biblical worldview;
  • Creating congregations of spectators conditioned to think of church as a time, a place, and the gatekeeper for worship and ministry.

MIQLAT therefore has two fundamental goals:

(1) To produce serious content for understanding the Bible in its own ancient context that is decipherable, comprehensible, and useful to the non-scholar;

(2) To network like-minded Christians who share a desire for serious biblical content for the purpose of fellowship, encouragement, and ministry.

With respect to meeting these goals, MIQLAT aims to enable its content creators to produce books (fiction and non-fiction), small group studies, scholarly articles, web content, podcasts, and videos useful for personal Bible study, teaching, evangelism, and apologetics. MIQLAT also seeks to encourage believers to take ownership of their own growth in the knowledge of Scripture and fulfilling the Christian missions of discipleship, benevolence, and community alongside or outside traditional church methods and contexts.

Event Schedule

Friday, January 25th

4 PM Registration Begins

5 PM Welcome

Sonrise Worship Band and Introduction

6 PM Session 1

Why does the church need an unfiltered Bible?

7 PM Session 2

How do we apply the ancient, supernatural context of Scripture to our lives?

Registration Begins

Please arrive promptly!

5 PM

 

SESSION 1

Why does the church need an unfiltered Bible?

7 PM

 

4 PM

 

Welcome

Sonrise Worship Band and Introduction

6 PM

 

SESSION 2

How do we apply the ancient, supernatural context of Scripture to our lives?

Saturday, January 26th

10 AM Welcome Back

Pastor Anthony and the Sonrise Worship Band

11 AM Session 3

How do we help Christians to be comfortable with an unfiltered Bible?

12 PM Session 4

How do we study the Bible in line with the worldview of its authors?

1 PM Lunch Time

   

3 PM Testimony

(Rich Baker)

5 PM Session 5

Q&A and Panel Discussion

Welcome Back!

Pastor Anthony and the Sonrise Worship Band

11 AM

 

SESSION 4

How do we study the Bible in line with the worldview of its authors?

1 PM

 

Testimony

(Rich Baker)

5 PM

 

10 AM

 

SESSION 3

How do we help Christians to be comfortable with an unfiltered Bible?

12 PM

 

Lunch Time

Food Trucks!

3 PM

 

SESSION 5

Q&A and Panel Discussion

Location

The LA Miqlat Event is being held in Northern LA county at Sonrise Church in Palmdale, CA. 

2751 E Avenue R

Palmdale, CA 93550

Hotel and Airport

Hotels

 

Courtyard Marriott

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites

 

 

Airports

 

(BUR) Bob Hope Airport

2627 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

 

 

(LAX) Los Angeles International Airport

1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact

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Get to know Dr. Michael Heiser

Michael S. Heiser is scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. Mike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., Ancient History) and the University of Wisconsin- Madison (M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies). He has taught biblical studies, theology, and ancient languages for over twenty years in the classroom and online distance education. He is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software, a company that produces ancient text databases and other digital resources for study of the ancient world and biblical studies. Dr. Heiser maintains three blogs that focus on biblical studies (The Naked Bible), fringe beliefs about the ancient world (PaleoBabble), and modern conspiratorial belief systems (UFO Religions). He is host of the popular Naked Bible Podcast and writes science fiction that draw on all these areas of interest. His homepage is drmsh.com.

Dr. Heiser has published over one hundred articles in trade magazines and peer-reviewed academic journals. He is author of the best-selling book The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham Press, 2015) and its shorter, distilled companion work, Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World and Why it Matters (Lexham Press, 2015). Dr. Heiser’s other books include I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible, The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture On Its Own Terms, and Reversing Hermon: Enoch, the Watchers, and the Forgotten Mission of
Jesus Christ, and the three volumes of the 60-Second Scholar series, due out in May, 2018: Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study, Brief Insights on Mastering the Bible, and Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Doctrine. His supernatural fiction thrillers are The Façade and its sequel, The Portent.

Homepage: www.drmsh.com

Podcast: www.nakedbiblepodcast.com

Twitter: @msheiser

Faithlife Page

The Naked Bible Podcast is dedicated to biblical studies. It is hosted by Dr. Heiser and co-hosted by Trey Stricklin. 

Mike is currently exploring the book of Colossians. You can find recent episodes on the website, NakedBiblePodcast.com

Or you can subscribe in iTunes

What you know may not be so! Do you simply deny everything weird and refuse to listen to documented instances of the truth? Or do you believe every bizarre thing you hear without investigation? Join Dr. Michael S. Heiser and learn how to think well about all things fringe. The truth is in here! Sample episode:  Visit FringePop321.com for more!

Must Read Books by Dr. Michael Heiser

Angels

Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren’t based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26–38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you’re not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says.

What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It’s a book about the loyal members of God’s heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word “angel,” that’s just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings.

The Unseen Realm

In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You’ll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God’s Word.

Why wasn’t Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?In what way do those beings participate in God’s decisions?Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?Who are the “glorious ones” that even angels dare not rebuke?

After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.

Supernatural

Who were the sons of God? Who were the Nephilim? Where do angels fit into the supernatural hierarchy? Why did God find it necessary to have the Israelites destroy the populations of entire cities man, woman, and child? What relation does Jesus bear to the rest of the supernatural world? Dr. Michael S. Heiser tackles these questions and many more in his books Supernatural and The Unseen Realm.

Dr. Michael S. Heiser shines a light on the supernatural world–not a new light, but rather the same light the original, ancient readers and writers of Scripture would have seen it in.

Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World and Why it Matters presents this approach to reading and understanding scripture for the person in the pew.

Recordings and Resources from LA Miqlat Event, 2019